Angela Lansbury Throws Shade At Octavia Spencer’s TV Reboot
We’re super excited for “The Help” star, Octavia Spencer’s new role in the NBC remake of “Murder She Wrote,” but guess who isn’t? Angela Lansbury. Yes, the original star of the classic mystery series is none too pleased with the reboot.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Angela said, “I think it’s a mistake to call it ‘Murder, She Wrote’ because ‘Murder, She Wrote’ will always be about Cabot Cove and this wonderful little group of people who told those lovely stories and enjoyed a piece of that place, and also enjoyed Jessica Fletcher, who is a rare and very individual kind of person. … So I’m sorry that they have to use the title ‘Murder, She Wrote,’ even though they have access to it and it’s their right.”
But not to worry, even if Angela doesn’t want to see a redo of the show that made her famous, she does think Octavia’s got skills enough to play a maid. “I saw her in ‘The Help’ and thought she was absolutely wonderful, a lovely actress,” Lansbury said. “So I wish her well, but I wish it wasn’t in ‘Murder, She Wrote.’” SHADY BOOTS!
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